New York City Committee - Water For People wrote -
We are riding this year's 40-mile 5 Boro Bike Tour across NYC's 5 boroughs to support Water For People and mirror what millions of people around the world do everyday--mount their bicycles and ride long distances to collect clean water for their families. Your donations go directly to Water For People to finance their water and sanitation programs in Africa, India, Central America and South America--programs that grow out of their belief that Everyone should have access to clean water and proper sanitation Forever.
Water For People is an international nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to creating reliable, safe drinking water resources, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in the developing world; it currently operates in 10 countries: Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia & Peru. The organization’s unique business-oriented approach works to establish partnerships between local and national government institutions, nongovernment organizations, private enterprise, and entrepreneurs to enable local communities, districts, and municipalities to plan, build, finance, maintain, and operate their own safe water and sanitation services. Water For People puts long-lasting solutions and 100% coverage of a region with safe water access for everyone at the forefront of its strategy. It fosters innovative solutions to water and sanitation problems that are adaptable worldwide, and through monitoring and evaluation of its program impact for at least 10 years post-implementation, Water For People ensures that its work is sustained by local partners.